Beowulf

Beowulf

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by Anonymous, Francis Barton Gummere
     
 

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Beowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language. It was composed in England four centuries before the Norman Conquest. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable -- reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art it is quite unique; Beowulf rings with a beauty, power,… See more details below

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Beowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language. It was composed in England four centuries before the Norman Conquest. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable -- reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art it is quite unique; Beowulf rings with a beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for more than twelve centuries. The noble simplicity of Beowulf's anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by Burton Raffel.

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"The way [Rosalyn Landor] phrases the majestic syntax makes this a more accessible version of the seminal classic." —AudioFile

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ISBN-13:
9781492264712
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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"The way [Rosalyn Landor] phrases the majestic syntax makes this a more accessible version of the seminal classic." —-AudioFile

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